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Space Trader: Merchant Marine

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In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

As a Trader, you will attempt to amass a fortune beyond your wildest imagination, buying and selling commodities and taking up arms against the oppressors or even accepting bounty missions, hunting down crime bosses and their thugs.

  • Trader Campaign: Start as a rookie trader and earn your way to Master Trader using shrewd trades, back alley deals, bribes, a well placed bullet and more through a challenging 5-level single-player campaign.
  • Three Ways to Challenge: Master your trading skills in three unique challenge missions; Moon Madness, Free Trade and Red Eye Trader.
  • From Iron Ore to Organs: Turn misfortune to profit. Buy low, sell high. Over 40 different commodities to supply the demand.
  • Have Ship, Will Travel: Visit seven planetary locations, their moons and stops along the way and interact with over 100 characters.
  • Conflict Builds Character: Using an assortment of unique weapons, bring dozens of crime bosses to justice and turn a tidy profit.
  • Competitive Cooperative: Challenge your friends and family, not just your peers. Working together has never been so competitive!
  • Steam Achievements: Unlock all 40 Steam Achievements
Release date
Hermitworks Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC


  • Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX Compatible 128 MB Video Card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB of Available Hard Disk Space


  • Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX Compatible 256 MB Video Card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB of Available Hard Disk Space
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Space Trader: Merchant Marine reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
This Game is-to say the least-pure Crap! Army Graphics (even by then), pointless FPS cutscenes and the "Trading System ..." Don't Worth a Kilobyte on the Disk 0/100 (kkkkkkk)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Nice little economic Simulation With the Opportunity to go a bit of balling in between. What I miss is a Way to save. For In Between, I Don't think you're doing anything wrong with €0.49;-)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
For in between quite nice! The Switch between Trades and Ballers is quite ok! Is not a Game that will captivate me for hours, but in Multiplayer makes fun and that is the Main Thing, at Least for me;-) And for under 50ct as DEAL OF THE WEEK, I don't really expect much now! For the regular Price would in any case not be bought;-) As I said Multiplayer ok, Rest of the Game ok! But nix that ties you to the PC in the long term;-) Stop what just was something in between;-)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Cool Fun and kept short. The Shooter Passages Feel like Quake. The Trade between Planets is simply constructed but demanding in order to be successfully completed. Higher lvl and Challenges get quite tricky, so I understand the negative Reviews with the "too heavy" howl. The Audience for whom this Game was intended seems to me to be one that is looking for a Challenge. I don't want to go too deep into game play now because everyone has to discover that for themselves. I hat fun and can recommend for a few Hours of Entertainment
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Microsoft from Deutsch
For In between, a good Pastime. A good Attempt To combine strategy and Ego Shooters, unfortunately no Difficulty levels and you can quickly see where to buy what and where to sell what, the Shooter share has also not quite succeeded, stupid Opponents or Respawn In the Opponent groups was but the The only Mengel I found during the Fights. And since it's an old Game you can't complain about the Graphics either, it's worth it for People who are inexperienced in Strategy or FPS Games, because I found both very simple for the most part, at least a lot of fun trying.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I bought the Game in a Sale for 74 Cents, hoping that it could be more like Mass effect, I hoped to see a Game that was rarely made and was really good Things (even if the half of the reviews are negative). But after the first 30 Minutes I was already sure of what the whole Game would look like. The biggest Problems for me were:-Bad ego Shooters sections-same Voices in multiple Characters-same NPC models-boring Start to the Game without a Cutscenes sequence, etc. I may only have 1 Hour on the Clock, but even then I couldn't see a remarkable Story or Gameplay. The Game may be from 2008, but it could have become real something. Just don't Buy it!!!!!
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